Two millennials try to fix up an old house baby step by baby step. Inspiration comes from community, the arts, travel, family and friends.
First thing's first!
Well now, life has been throwing us curve balls y'all. Yet we will catch you up on some old news. Last Summer, Amos and I arrived from our road trip feeling like zombies. We entered our home and, well...there was a lot of work to be done. The carpet was old, the home had collected webs with the absence of people. One thing was certain: we needed to clean.
After calling a few family members to help out, the house underwent a deep cleaning. This helped us make the transition into the house. Little by little, room to room -- we all pitched in. I realized in the process, that a lot of things have to be repaired - like our wooden floors, our old faucets, our mismatched lanterns that have old wiring, but 1970s lampshades. The past residents must have tried to modernize it in the early 80s, but now the house is confused and not from it's original era.
Slowly, but surely, we'll get her back to her glory. For now, a good deep cleaning did the trick and some basic furniture pieces to help us feel at home.
I wanted to share my favorite cleaning tip, brought to you by none other than my mother. To clean walls - grab a small container, fill it with warm water, add a dash of bleach and clothes detergent to the water. Use a small hand towel to clean the wall, and another dry towel to wipe it down. We cleaned our hallways, bedrooms, dining room, and living room like this. Do it earlier in the day, so the walls can dry up by night time.
Soon enough our house will start feeling like a home.
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We're a couple of goofballs trying to fix up a home & hoping it won't take years.